Former Wales fly-half Arwel Thomas has signed for French club Pau next season, having failed to land a regional contract with the Swansea-Neath team.
Thomas still harbours hopes of representative rugby
Thomas, 28, has signed a one-year contract with an option to extend for a further season.
The 23-cap stand-off still has representative ambitions and hopes that the move could rejuvenate his Wales career.
"I watched the game against Australia last weekend and Wales seem to be getting a decent pack together," said Thomas, "maybe some way down the line they'll want some flair behind."